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Tebow's choice changed everything for Gators, Tide

Updated: December 4, 2008, 4:50 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback Tim Tebow remembers sitting in Bryant-Denny stadium in October 2005, waving to the crowd as thousands of Alabama fans chanted his name.

The Crimson Tide wanted Tebow. Then-coach Mike Shula needed him. The Gators got him.

Even though Tebow grew up cheering for Florida -- both parents graduated from there and the family attended games regularly -- his decision between Tuscaloosa and Gainesville was tougher than reading defenses in the Southeastern ...

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